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  • Meta-owned Threads announces the release of its API for developers, expected by June.
  • Threads actively collaborates with partners like Sprinklr, Sprout Social, and Hootsuite to enhance API features.
  • Threads' API release contrasts with decentralized networks aiming for widespread developer engagement.

Threads, the social network owned by Meta, has announced that it will be releasing its API to developers by June. According to Engineer Jesse Chen, they have been diligently working on developing the API for the past few months. 

Chen revealed that they are not stopping there. Threads is actively collaborating with a select group of partners, including popular social tools like Sprinklr, Sprout Social, and Hootsuite, to further enhance the API with features for moderation and insights. This means that users can expect even more exciting functionalities in the near future.

While decentralized social networks like Bluesky and Mastodon have provided developers with the opportunity to create new apps, they have not quite reached the same level of popularity as Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and Instagram. 

It's worth noting that Meta has agreed to utilize the ActivityPub protocol for Threads and become part of the fediverse. However, the possibility of developers creating different Threads clients has not been discussed yet. This leaves room for potential future developments and innovations within the Threads ecosystem.

Edited by Shruti Thapa